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Spiritual Mulch

Today’s post is by Bryan Berghoef Spring is upon us, and the warmer weather has many of us returning to tasks we last performed some months ago. We may find ourselves mowing the lawn, prepping the garden, pruning some bushes, setting out bird seed, or simply enjoying the ever-greening view. As I called upon my […]

Be Active and Know

Today’s post is by Jeff Nelson To help him with his schoolwork, we’ve purchased several fidget cubes for our son. If you aren’t familiar with these, they are small six-sided objects, each side with a series of buttons to press, switches to click, balls to roll with your thumb, and so on. They were born […]

March 03, 2017 by Jeff Nelson
Categories: Body Prayer and Prayer. Tags: active, children, labyrinth, prayer, and presence. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

All that is necessary is
to have a soul united within itself.

~Martin Buber

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When was the last time you danced?

~Question put to the sick
by a
Native American medicine man

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Categories: Body Prayer. Tags: dance, dancing, joy, and Native American. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Life at the Pace of Walking

Today’s post is by Cordelia Burpee “Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.” ~Abraham Joshua Heschel I have been doing a lot of walking lately. I thought it might be boring—all that time alone with no one to talk to, nothing to listen to—but I have realized […]

Full openness is
God’s image
revealed in us.
~Tilden Edwards

 

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Sighing Through Song

Today’s post is by Jeff Nelson It’s different for everyone, yet all know this experience. A woman driving home after receiving good news at work finds an uplifting song on the radio that speaks to her newfound joy. A man back from a hard visit with his mother in the nursing home starts his Spotify […]

Learn to dance,
or the angels won’t know
what to do with you.

~Augustine

 

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Categories: Body Prayer and Contemplative Living. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

The quieter you become,

the more you can hear.

~Ram Dass

 

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Categories: Body Prayer and Contemplative Spirituality. Tags: quiet, Ram Dass, and silence. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

When Earth and Heaven Meet

We gathered mid-morning in the backyard of our host. The sun was already up and warmed us as we sat on the lush green lawn. The autumn air was cool while its gentle breeze reminded us of the dryness typical of the high desert plains of Denver. We began by lighting a candle and burning a braid of sweet grass, a gift from a dear friend who joined us from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Before our smudging ceremony, she told us that the sweet grass is known to the Ojibway Indians as “Mother Earth’s hair,” and it became our connection to the holiness of the ground on which we sat.